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Blog entry by Mark Whitsitt posted 06-01-2010 06:39 AM 887 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a couple hundred sq ft of solid bamboo flooring, 3 1/2” wide for (literally) next to nothing…

What do you make of that?

No, really, what DO you make of that? We’re not going to use it for a floor any time soon (maybe someday when we finish the basement…)

In the mean time, any thoughts on what you’d make from bamboo?

Mark

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-01-2010 06:46 AM

Hey mark heres post about it.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16877

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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zlatanv

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 07:29 AM

I think the end grain is very dense good for cutting boards, accent panels in cabinet doors and tables, table tops. Here is a project from Todd Clippenger

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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toolchap

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 07:55 AM

I’d make a big bundle, stick it in a container and ship it over to my South African friends who are still building…he he. You lucky fish

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ratchet

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 06:56 PM

toothpicks.

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 07:16 PM

Somewhere a Panda has died from hunger. Support North American Hardwoods!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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PG_Zac

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#6 posted 06-01-2010 07:30 PM

Tons of small boxes,
Laminate a bunch and make some bandsaw boxes,
Trivets,
I agree with toolchap (I’m South African)
Cutting boards are awesome with Bamboo,
Pens,
Torsion Box assembly table,
Breakfast-in-bed tray,
Charging station,
Springboard,
Clocks,

What makes you think I love bamboo?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#7 posted 06-02-2010 04:53 AM

.My wife just purchased a beautiful cutting board from Pampered Chef made of bamboo.

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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